UAE Tour 2023: Solo win Rubio on Jebel Jais, Evenepoel new leader

Einer rubio - UAE Tour 2023: Solo win Rubio on Jebel Jais, Evenepoel new leaderfoto: Cor VosEiner Rubio attacks halfway up the Jebel Jais. The Colombian holds off the GC group and wins the 3rd stage of the UAE Tour. Remco Evenepoel wins the peloton sprint to move into the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage 2023 UAE Tour

1. Einer Rubio (col)
2. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 0.14
3. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.15
4. Alexey Lutsenko (kaz) s.t.
5. Luke Plapp (aus) s.t.
6. Harm Vanhoucke (bel) s.t.
7. Thomas Gloag (gbr) s.t.
8. Andreas Leknessund (nor) s.t.
9. Sepp Kuss (usa) s.t.
10. Ben Zwiehoff (ger) s.t.

GC after stage 3
1. Remco Evenepoel (bel)
2. Luke Plapp (aus) + 0.07
3. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 0.11
4. Stefan de Bod (rsa) + 1.01
5. Wout Poels (nld) + 1.04
6. Harm Vanhoucke (bel) + 1.10
7. Andreas Leknessund (nor) s.t.
8. Einer Rubio (col) + 1.11
9. Georg Steinhauser (ger) s.t.
10. Adam Yates (gbr) + 1.12

Race report
Edward Planckaert attacks from the gun and Riccardo Lucca, Filippo Magli and Oier Lazkano bridge across. The peloton agrees and the gap widens to more than 5 minutes.

Lazkano decides it’s time for a one-man show with 50 kilometres to go. The gig lasts until the final 14 kilometres.

Rubio strikes with his team mate Torres inside the last 11 kilometres. Rubio pushes on alone to open up a 1 minute gap in the ensuing 5 kilometres. The gap holds for awhile untill it comes down gradually. It has been halved under the flamme rouge, which is enough for Rubio and the Colombian celebrates his first win as a professional bike rider.

Evenepoel opens the sprint of the GC group and finishes it off with a 1 second lead. With the time bonus he is now 7 seconds clear of overnight leader Plapp.

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2023 UAE Tour.

UAE Tour 2023 – stage 3: route, profile, tweets

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